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    Security will have been increased at all airports, probably making it one of the safest times to fly.

    Nothing is 100%, but would imagine your route is one of the best, ie, starting and ending in countries which are passive in this particular "war".

    If flying is too much, you could always do train/boat instead of flying, but it would take quite a few days. over 9 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Pretty darn good advice from Sam. Because of 9/11, airports and aircraft are among the safest places on earth. But as just about every western government is warning, there IS a heightened risk of terrorism at present (every nut job with half a bag of fertiliser and a grudge against the west will be trying to make a point), so take care around all transport hubs (especially major bus, train and metro terminals), but don't go overboard about it, just keep your 'radar' switched on to suspicious people and packages... the usual stuff.
    As I told another nervous flier the other day, the odds of being on a hijacked plane are over 10-million to 1, the risk of dying of heart disease are 1 in 5.
    As for general 'fear of flying'... I know facts and information sometimes have no affect on an "irrational" fear, but let me try anyway.
    Have a read of this: http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/story/62398/Worldwide/Scared-of-Flying-Some-Safety-Tips
    Two of the most important facts from that article: chances of being in a plane crash are 1 in 14 million. and IF you are unlucky enough to be in a serious crash (what they call 'total hull loss') 90% of passengers survive.
    Phil over 9 years ago

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